Vaccines, Learning from Loss, Gratitude & Blessings
Last Café we talked about vaccines. Our conversation ranged from happy to have had one, eagerly awaiting the opportunity, uncertain and waiting to learn more, to definitely no. This is exactly what I love about Death Cafes, civil conversation, welcoming all points of view, on meaningful life and death matters. Sometimes professionals come to Café and say they’ve come to “learn.” Café guidelines state clearly that besides no counseling or therapy, there is no education or content offered, and no agenda; Cafes are devoid of any particular point of view. So what is a Death Café? It’s an opportunity to come together, air ourselves out, hear ourselves think, and be with what is in a safe, respectful, spontaneous community of others.
On this year anniversary of the pandemic I’d like to appreciate everyone in the Death Café community for making courageous conversation possible.
Also, I would like to offer a blessing of peace to all who have experienced losses and challenges of any kind, that peace will return one day bringing with it light.
From Leonard Cohen:
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”